Back at our “Home” Campground

Sunset reflecting off the Spanish moss in our "front yard."

Sunset reflecting off the Spanish moss in our “front yard.”

We spent a wonderful week at Gail’s new house.  And Gail invited everyone over for Christmas… even though she does not have her furniture in yet.  However, we did fine by improving with camp chairs, using the van beds as sofas!

To my delight, Gail's new yard sprouted several earthstars!

To my delight, Gail’s new yard sprouted several earthstars!

And it was the happiest, most relaxed Christmas I can remember.  Mom and her new husband Jean were there.  And between a spiral ham and a smoked turkey, we really feasted!

I’m getting my days mixed up a bit.  Can’t remember if my baby sister and her husband showed up Christmas or the day after along with their granddaughter Mikala.

We are back at Ocean Pond for a week.  After that, we’ll head to O’Leno State Park.  And I’m not sure where we’ll head after that.

I was sitting in the truck while Ron went into Walmart for a few items.  I watched the crows gather on the only two red vehicles in that area of the parking lot.  It struck me odd that they preferred red to all the other colors.

I was sitting in the truck while Ron went into Walmart for a few items. I watched the crows gather on the only two red vehicles in that area of the parking lot. It struck me odd that they preferred red to all the other colors.

I was praying that we could get an electric site here, which is tricky since you can’t make reservations.  But we scored the last one available!

We are happy and content, and after two months camping, we still don’t want to even think of going back home.

I doubt that you can see him, but a biker is standing watching the sunset, totally lost in the splendor.  He was still there when I walked back by him around 15 minutes later.

I doubt that you can see him, but a biker is standing watching the sunset, totally lost in the splendor. He was still there when I walked back by him around 15 minutes later.

Fishermen

Fishermen

Another shot of our beautiful campsite.

Another shot of our beautiful campsite.

 

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  1. Looks like fun! I wish they had room for another fisherman in that boat. I’m curious about the earthstars and am going to do some reading. Cool post!

  2. Love all the pictures but the one of the guy and the sunset is just breathtaking. I am so happy you are enjoying this extended trip. The weather here is soooo cold I don’t dare try to go camping. It has to break soon as I do have a trip planned for the middle of the month.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!

    • Jo, I was so afraid that guy would notice me and spoil it for him. But he was so absorbed in the beauty that he was unaware of me.

      I do hope you get a break in your weather. I’d love to see you out enjoying camping again!

  3. It looks so peaceful there. Isn’t it great how well you can live in such a small space? Camp on, Sharon! Happy New Year.

    • I wouldn’t have believed that 2 adults and 2 dogs could camp this long in a 17′ trailer… and still be on speaking terms. But I’m thrilled it’s working out!

      Happy New Year to you, too. 🙂

  4. Glad you got that power site and that you’re enjoying your egg. Mine is starting to complain about too much time in the garage.

    • It’s funny how our eggs let us know when they have too much down time, isn’t it? 🙂

  5. Sharon,
    I could not find any reservations for Ocean Pond. Is that a first come campground?

    • Yes, David, it is strictly first come, first served, and the electric sites go fast.

      However, the non electric (water only) sites are spacious and beautiful. If you have solar or a generator you would probably love those sites, too, and there are always available sites there.

  6. EmilyO

     /  December 31, 2014

    So glad you two are comfortable with how things are going. Speaking of red trucks being an attraction for those black birds – yup it’s true, mine is red and it sits in the WM parking lot all morning and I have little white droppings on the hood and roof. Didn’t put it in the context of them liking red trucks though. Now, the inland gulls that spend the winter here, that’s another story.

    • I am so glad to have my observation seconded by someone else. I was wondering if it was just coincidence. Maybe not!

      But I’m sorry you also discovered it the hard way. 🙂

  7. Glad to get such a great report on your two months of camping! What a way to go into the new year. Wishing you and Ron a “Happy New Year” and lots of great times ahead!

    • Lynne, we are starting to talk about “what if….” on the subject of fulltiming.

      Thanks for the good wishes, and hope your trip is spectacular in every way!

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